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Athena Strings is a modern and exciting string group, perfect for weddings and other special occasions.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£339
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Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

Style of Music

Acoustic
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Ceremony Music
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Tribute

Primary Instrument(s)

Strings

Additional Services

Learn New Songs
Take Requests
Full Description
Athena Strings is perfect for your wedding, making it a day that you and your guests will never forget. We have played at hundreds of wedding and events worldwide, including a performance for David Cameron and President Xi Jinping of China on his state visit to the UK. Our players perform regularly for orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. We pride ourselves on the quality and versatility we provide, making Athena Strings a ‘must-have’ for your occasion. Whether it be your wedding, a corporate function, a party or any other kind of event, we love what we do and are always excited to be able to enhance it. Throughout the process, you deal with us directly, keeping costs down and making it an individualised experience.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jess
Hi, I'm Jess! First of all, congratulations! Planning a wedding can seem quite daunting but my biggest piece of advice is, enjoy it! Please get in contact if you wish to enquire about the wedding packages we offer. Please let me know your wedding date and venue so I can provide as much information as possible for you. I look forward to hearing from you. Jess x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
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Kelly & Ross
Married in August 2018
December 2018
The perfect touch to our wedding
A BIG thank you to Athena Strings for playing our ceremony and for truly making our day. I had my heart set on walking down the aisle to Holst’s Jupiter (I Vow to Thee) a...
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Kayleigh
Married in October 2018
December 2018
Simply beautiful
We have recently booked Athena for our wedding. Such an amazing mix of songs and willing to take on new requests. Just absolutely perfect for what we wanted and nothing w...
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Steffany Gilbert
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Sounded amazing!
I’ve always been a massive fan of strings so I knew I definitely wanted it to be a part of my special day. And Athena Strings did not disappoint! I was really impressed w...
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Michelle cordwell (formerly Murr)
Married in May 2018
November 2018
Literally music to our ears!!
I first come to know about Athena strings when looking for a string quartet for our wedding. My now husband and I instantly fell in love with their sound so we contacted ...
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Deborah & John
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Athena Strings were amazing!
We booked Athena Strings for our wedding in June 2018. From the get go, they were very responsive with the messages and very accommodating with any requests we had. They...
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Rachel Halliday
Married in September 2018
December 2018
Stunning!
Hi. I just want to say thank you so much for playing at our ceremony last weekend :) It was so beautiful and made our day just perfect. Got so many compliments on how st...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Nearest Town

Manchester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M60

Nearest Train Station

Manchester Oxford Road

Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport

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What is your most memorable wedding?

My most memorable wedding was a Disney themed day. We had so much fun playing lots of Disney music and admiring the beautifully decorated venue!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Modern, exciting, versatile, fun and must-have!

What about your business are you most proud of?

We started Athena Strings as students. We have now all graduated and now run an extremely successful business providing music for hundreds of weddings across the country. We have an extraordinary amount of repertoire and are happy to write any songs we don't have.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the planning process!! It may seem stressful at times but the big day goes by so quickly! You need to enjoy the time leading up to it as much as the big day itself.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

We played at a Christmas wedding and the couple had hand-made their favours. These were individual festive chutneys for each table. They were delicious!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

When you contact me with your wedding date/venue I will provide a breakdown of our four main packages. You then let me know if you wish to proceed and I will invoice you. Once we have received your deposit I will provide you with the password to access the Booking Area on our website. Here you need to complete a Music Request Form with your final song choices and timings and return this to us no later than 6 weeks before the wedding. Thats it!

What makes a romantic first dance?

Ed Sheeran - Perfect is extremely popular at the minute and is such a lovely song!

What is your number one floor-filler?

Living On A Prayer gets everyone singing!

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

I would have liked to work with Michael Jackson - his music is one of a kind.

What is the soundtrack to your life?

This is really hard.... It can vary between The Simpsons theme tune when I am busy to Bach's Air on a G String when I am more relaxed!